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Poster: madlove2510 Date: Apr 25, 2005 1:19am
Forum: universal_newsreels Subject: Universal Newsreel New York Office?

Hoping for some help here...
Thomas Mead was manager of the Universal Newsreel Dept., out of NYC, in the fifties. He produced a number of shorts that were under the series title "Variety View." I believe these shorts were planned, financed and organized out of the NYC offices, rather than CA. Is there an archive that can show me what NYC Newsreel projects were in production and what projects were up for consideration? Does the Archives in College Park have this kind of data, or is it strictly just released Newsreel production notes, no Variety View shorts? Chris K.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffRick Prelinger Date: May 17, 2005 6:43am
Forum: universal_newsreels Subject: Re: Universal Newsreel New York Office?

I think the Variety View shorts were not produced by the Universal-International News division. I suspect that the National Archives doesn't have records on them (though, of course, I could be wrong).

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Poster: MrMovie Date: Apr 25, 2005 4:24am
Forum: universal_newsreels Subject: Re: Universal Newsreel New York Office?

I sorta remember these shorts you are referring too, but I can't give you any additional info. Hopefully who ever is posting these newsreels has an answer. I aked not to long ago if three was any chance that the newreels from the World War II era (1941-45) would have a chance of getting out here and was informed that more of these Universal Newsreels are in fact on the way to being posted. Hopefully if they get around to the 1941-45 there will be more of them posted as full newsreels and not all chopped up, but obviously only the poster knows for sure. I think those wartime newsreels would be fantastic to see.

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